Saint Luke’s News: Saint Luke’s Coordinates Community Donations of Personal Protective Equipment

March 25, 2020

As the number of COVID-19 cases steadily climb in the United States, the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care professionals is climbing right along with it. PPE is the highly specialized gear that minimizes exposure to the hazards that can cause serious workplace injuries or illnesses. During this time of global crisis, the people of Kansas City are searching for ways they can help in the fight against COVID-19. Donating valuable PPE is one way they’ve found to do just that.

Saint Luke’s Health System is now pleased to accept donations of much-needed PPE that will help keep our team of health care professionals safe and healthy as they provide care throughout the pandemic.
 

What Items Are Needed?

Currently, our greatest PPE needs are for:

  • N95 masks*
  • Gowns
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Hand Sanitizer

*N95 masks are respiratory protective devices made from a special material that achieves a very close facial seal around the nose and mouth. These masks are highly efficient at filtering airborne particles.
 

Can I Make Masks?

Saint Luke’s has a supply of antimicrobial fabric available for those who want to donate their time to sew masks for our care providers. To learn more, please read the Alternative Procedural Mask Assembly Directions (PDF), which include material needs and sewing instructions.

Saint Luke’s staff will deliver fabric directly to each community member and will pick up masks when they are complete.
 

How Do I Donate?

Interested in making and/or donating PPE for our valued Saint Luke’s team members? Let us know! Please contact Saint Luke’s at 816-932-2252 or slhf@saintlukeskc.org to discuss the donation process and how you can contribute.